Best Time switch

  • Ideal for loads up to 40-ampere resistive from 120-volts...
  • Designed for industrial, commercial and residential...
  • This series provides from 1 to 12-inch on and offs...
  • SIMPLE TO USE: Pins UP means timer is OFF. Pins DOWN means...
  • AUTOMATE YOUR HOME OR OFFICE: Turn on and off lamps, small...
  • DESIGN YOUR OWN SCHEDULE: With up to 24 on and off settings...
  • Programming Convenience: Set schedules to control your...
  • 18 Timer Options - Create 18 different on/off timer settings...
  • Backup Battery: In case of power outage, the built in Ni-MH...
  • Automatic on/off control for individualized daily operation
  • Digital 7-day, 24-hour display with 20 on/off cycles each...
  • Automatic compensation for daylight saving time, leap year,...
  • Automate the shut off operations of all types of lights...
  • Six pre-set options: 1min, 5min, 10min, 15min, 20min or...
  • Replaces standard in wall light switches, fan switches or...
  • Lighting Control – Set multiple ON/OFF settings for your...
  • Sun Smart Technology – The timer will auto-adjust to...
  • In-Wall Timer – With the easy-to-install direct wire, the...

In many private but also in business areas, it is necessary to supply the most diverse electrical consumers with electricity or to separate them from electricity. This can be done manually by switching the devices on and off. However, this takes time and always requires your own presence. In many areas, a timer can provide a remedy, which takes over the specific time control of electrical consumers.

Our Top Time switch Pick

Intermatic TMHDT101 T101 24 Hour Dial Timer
  • Ideal for loads up to 40-ampere resistive from 120-volts providing direct 24 hour time switch control of most loads
  • Designed for industrial, commercial and residential applications
  • This series provides from 1 to 12-inch on and offs operations daily with minimum on and offs times of 1 hour
  • Comes timer with metal case 120-volt
  • Container's measures 8-1/9-inch length by 5-2/5-inch width by 3-2/7-inch height

DIY articles: Time switch Video Guide

In many private as well as business areas you will find many devices that consume electricity even though they are not actively used. In order to reduce power consumption, all unused devices would have to be completely switched off manually or disconnected directly from the power supply. A timer offers the possibility to disconnect unused devices from the power supply easily and conveniently at certain times. For example, a timer that avoids standby operation or the operation of an aquarium pump for 12 hours a day can save around EUR 87 per year in electricity costs. The CO2 emissions saved here are around 203 kg. With a price for the timer of around 10 euros, it has already paid for itself after 1 month and 2 weeks.

However, timers cannot be used with aquarium pumps or aquarium lighting but can also be used in many other areas. They can also be used for pool or garden pond systems such as filter systems, water features or pond lighting, Christmas lighting, heating systems and circulating pumps, garden lighting and W-Lan routers. With the help of a timer, a wide range of savings potentials can be exploited in many areas. Depending on the purpose and scope of the timer, analogue or digital timers can be used. Both analogue and digital timers basically serve the same purpose. Differences can be found, however, in the operation of the timers and in their scope of functions.

Both digital and analogue timers have a plug, a socket and an operation for the integrated clock. Analog timers use gears with teeth for operation while digital timers are operated via an LCD display. However, they are not only distinguished by their operation but also by their functions. A distinction is made here between daily time switches, weekly time switches and digital time switches with random function. Day timers offer the possibility of repeating the switching time every 24 hours. Long-term weekly planning or switching on and off at daily changing times is not possible with these. The weekly time switches do not limit the time control only to a 24-hour rhythm but you can program these weeks in advance for different days individually. Such timers are usually digital timers. Digital timers can also offer a random function.

If you use a timer sensibly, you can use your electricity budget very efficiently. The analogue timers, such as the MZ20 day timer, score with their quick and easy handling. It provides an LED indicator that indicates whether the device connected to it is active. The Theben TIMER26 time program plug offers a particularly space-saving option for analogue timers. The wheel for the time setting is placed directly around the socket, which is particularly space-saving. The smallest switching time is 15 minutes with this timer, as with many other analogue timers, and the reVolt digital timer achieves very good results with the digital timers. It offers a wide range of functions which can be easily adjusted via the large LCD display and the buttons below. Presettings with more than 140 profiles are possible with this timer. Weekly profiles can be set to the minute for each individual day. The internal 1.2-volt rechargeable battery allows easy and convenient storage without plugging the device into a wall socket.

TOP 5 Time switch Bestseller

Intermatic TMHDT101 T101 24 Hour Dial Timer
  • Ideal for loads up to 40-ampere resistive from 120-volts providing direct 24 hour time switch control of most loads
  • Designed for industrial, commercial and residential applications
  • This series provides from 1 to 12-inch on and offs operations daily with minimum on and offs times of 1 hour
  • Comes timer with metal case 120-volt
  • Container's measures 8-1/9-inch length by 5-2/5-inch width by 3-2/7-inch height
BN-LINK BND-60/U47 Indoor Mini 24-Hour Mechanical Outlet Timer, 3-Prong, 2-Pack
  • SIMPLE TO USE: Pins UP means timer is OFF. Pins DOWN means timer is ON. Please note that your timer’s pins will come pressed DOWN new of the box. Pull the pins UP to begin setting your timer.
  • AUTOMATE YOUR HOME OR OFFICE: Turn on and off lamps, small appliances, Christmas trees, and other electrical devices with a handy timer.
  • DESIGN YOUR OWN SCHEDULE: With up to 24 on and off settings per day, you can program your devices to turn on/off in as small as 30-minute intervals. Settings will repeat daily once programmed and plugged-in.
  • CONVENIENT AND COMPATIBLE: Each package includes 2 mini timers that can be used in 2 locations.This timer is compatible with compact fluorescent lighting, LED bulbs, and most small appliances
  • RATINGS: 125-Volt, 60 Hz./15-Amp, 1875-Watt resistive/8-Amp, 1000-Watt tungsten/5 Amp ballast
Honeywell Home RPLS740B1008 Econoswitch 7-Day Programmable Light Switch Timer, White
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR LIGHTS - Add convenience and customization to your home with the Honeywell Home ECONOSwitch 7-Day Solar Programmable Light Switch
  • HELPS SAVE ON YOUR ENERGY BILL - Scheduled programming allows the Econoswitch to turn your home lights and motors on and off automatically, helping you save both time and energy
  • CONTROL MULTIPLE DEVICES - Schedule your motor-operated appliances such as ceiling fans, bathroom fans, pond pumps, and pool pumps in addition to all your home lighting (one switch per home installation). 1800W, ¾ HP on 120v
  • SIMPLE PROGRAMMING - Easily program up to 7 on-and-off schedules per week that can be repeated daily or weekly. 3-button interface makes programming simple
  • VERSATILE LIGHTING - Compatible with LED, CFL, incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lighting for outdoor or indoor operation
TORK a brand of NSi Industries EWZ Series Multipurpose Control Astronomic 7 Day Time Switch, 120-277 VAC Input Supply, 1 Channel, SPDT Output Dry Contact, #8 - #16 AWG (EWZ120),color
  • Automatic on/off control for individualized daily operation
  • Digital 7-day, 24-hour display with 20 on/off cycles each day, one-minute minimum cycle, manual override switch
  • Automatic compensation for daylight saving time, leap year, and sunrise and sunset variation based on Earth's latitude
  • 120-277 VAC input voltage for multiple uses
  • Noryl plastic alloy indoor/outdoor enclosure with locking hasp
ENERLITES Countdown Timer Switch for bathroom fans and household lights, 1-5-10-15-20-30 Min Settings with Manual Override, Always On Blue LED, Neutral Wire Required, UL Listed, HET06A-R, White
  • Automate the shut off operations of all types of lights including LEDs, CFLs, fans and heaters at the time pre-set
  • Six pre-set options: 1min, 5min, 10min, 15min, 20min or 30min; Simply push the button to set countdown time preference
  • Replaces standard in wall light switches, fan switches or spring loaded timers for energy saving, convenience and lighting and fan control
  • Blue LED light STAYS ON, easy to locate in darkness. Ideal for bathroom, closet, pantry, garage, laundry room, spa; Due to the bright LED light, bedrooms are not recommended for this feature
  • Specifications: UL Listed, NEUTRAL WIRE REQUIRED, supports LED/CFL: Incandescent: 800W, Fluorescent: 800VA light bulbs , Motor: 1/4 HP, Single Pole Switch. Wall Plate sold separately